|Miss Silka Bohol 2016|
As early as 2014, during the Miss Panglao Pageant that year where I sat as a member of the panel of judges, I already saw Cecile Mae Grupp as a potential winner for Miss Silka Philippines.
And why not?
Well, the skin whitening beauty product’s penchant for mestiza beauties and Cecile’s alluring combination of coquettish charm and saccharine sweetness were the factors going in her favor.
Although Cecile eventually wound up as 2nd RU, I knew she was destined for something bigger.
|Cecile during Miss Panglao 2014|
I found out that she was an OJT trainee at the Alona Tropical Beach Resort, I gave her my card and then asked if she was interested to join the pageant and she coyly declined saying that she was focusing on her studies at the Cristal E College in Panglao.
| Miss Silka Bohol 2016 with last year's queen & pageant organizers |
Cecile is the latest product from the Miss Panglao Pageant to have done well in other pageants. It's no surprise actually with the training & support from Mayor Nila Montero, Councilor Aya Montero & pageant mentor Deo Guden
1st Runner Up - #14 Angela Rose Afable
Special Award Winners:
Miss Congeniality - #15 Mary Krislien Escabarte
Miss Photogenic - #5 Cecile Mae Grupp
Best Designer Gown - #13 Cindy Lopez
Highest Silka Votes - #13 Cindy Lopez
Best in Talent- #1 Alexandra Guivencan
Best in Swimwear - #7 Vanessa Stump
Best in Gown - #5 Cecile Mae Grupp
Photo credit: TJ Medrana Photography